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Former Blue Wosahlo Dies
Saturday, 10th Jan 2015 17:28

Former Town forward Roger Wosahlo has died aged 67. He had been suffering with cancer.

Cambridge-born Wosahlo joined the Blues from Chelsea in July 1967 and made one senior start, while featuring regularly for the reserves, before moving on to Peterborough in July 1968.

He returned to the Blues for a second spell a year later and made one sub appearance before he moved to South Africa.

Wosahlo was subsequently involved with Ipswich Wanderers for more than 20 years. He leaves a wife, Marilyn, and sons Greg and Bradley.

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Coco added 17:35 - Jan 10

chevvymalc added 17:47 - Jan 10
Always sad to lose a ex-blue no matter what their contribution was .
I'm sure every Town supporters thoughts are with his family.

Vic added 17:56 - Jan 10
Knew him well, and had the privilege of seeing him several times over the last few weeks - the last time being just a few hours before he did. RIP Roger.

Warkys_Tash added 18:22 - Jan 10
Top man, true gent. As well as being a great football man he owned Car Glass & Trim in Ipswich & always looked after his customers. A number of times over the years he helped me out & it was never about the money, always about the service. He will be sadly missed. RIP, Roger.

Hegansheroes added 18:30 - Jan 10
Always thought he could have made it on at a higher level than Peterborough. Good man, RIP

Help added 18:55 - Jan 10
Knew roger as he was my football manager when I was a kid and played with and knew his two sons, think his wife did the kit washing. My parents and I offer our sincere condolences to his family and we could not have met a better person. The Lings.

swede added 19:45 - Jan 10
Lovely guy who will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers with Marilyn and the boys.

BourneBlue added 21:13 - Jan 10
RIP Roger. Had the pleasure of playing with Roger at Bury Town in late 1970's. He was veteran of the team & kept his Chelsea & Town programmes in his kit bag to prove to us youngsters that he 'used' to be a 'top' player. He never needed to show us the programme; even in his 30's you could see he had class. He was also a very funny guy who was not afraid to laugh at himself.

kingcarloss added 22:40 - Jan 10
RIP Roger, what a true gent. My thoughts are with Bradley and the rest of the family.

GusPoet added 23:12 - Jan 10
Two of my uncles played for Westerfield on the next pitch to Ipswich Wanderers so as I young kid I used to go with them when Town were away. I was often knocking about on my own at half time and while they were getting changed. Roger always used to make sure I was alright and would give me a free can of coke and a Mars bar and chat about ITFC. Lovely man. RIP.

Millsey added 09:27 - Jan 11
RIP peace Roger

dangerous30 added 11:08 - Jan 11
RIP roger. Thoughts with family and friends.

spiegal added 14:06 - Jan 11
Played with Roger way back when, class player who really should have played at the highest level. Lovely family, but in past 3 years he suffered from this dreadful illness. spoke with Marilyn today, and like him she is a tower of strength to all those around her. RIP old son...

jez added 14:50 - Jan 11
Roger will be solely missed within the local footballing community and especially at Ipswich Wanderers FC where he rightly was a legend. He had a lovely heart and would always help others with his generosity. My father had the pleasure to speak to him this past week where they were able to say their goodbyes to one another, a very touching moment but emphasises the man he was and in retrospect has made my dad's pain of losing a friend a little easier. Our condolences to Marilyn, Gregg & Bradley. The Eason's.

spanishblue added 15:03 - Jan 11
Pretty sure I watched him play for England school boys at Wembley the year after Ipswich won the league, big interest as lived Cambridge Rip condolences to his family sounded a great guy

blueboy1981 added 16:53 - Jan 11
Saw Roger play a good few times in his days as a player - another TrueBlue sadly departed, and far too early.
Thoughts with Family and Friends.


Kesgraveblue57 added 15:04 - Jan 12
I worked with Roger many years ago a really nice person RIP

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